Review: REPRESS ALERT: Aubrey is a man on everyone's lips at the moment. After nearly 25 years of releasing music, the South Coast techno pioneer has just completed a busy 2013, including a remix for Juan Atkins' Metroplex Records and is pushing his own DOT Records to new heights. Here, Aubrey has followed up his earlier Ferox releases "Abstractions" and "Inner Feelings" with two super deep cuts on this techno jazz fuelled 4 -tracker. On remix duties are label boss Russ Gabriel and his RT-Transmissions partner - Germany's Hans Thalau.
Review: Ferox continues to explore the realms of contemporary electro and adventurous techno with this snappy sure shot from Hoax Believers. The pseudonym for Alejandro Lopez (who also records as Jandroid) was last seen on Ferox back in 2015, and now returns with a bold statement that leaves us gasping for more. "Hermeneutica" is a sprightly machine funk workout dripping with braindance playfulness and a devilish streak, while standout jam "Los Archivos Del Tiempo" uses some pretty startling synth shapes to create a feverish party rocker. "Lunasched" brings a rough and tough strain of electro to the table, and "Kremvax" twists the dungeon techno formula into a lurid fever dream for sordid souls.
Review: Mihail P comes to Ferox with some taut techno very much drawing from the vein of machine soul that has defined Russ Gabriel's label since the start. "Intense City" is shrouded in mysterious pads, but it crackles with an urgent energy thanks to the razor sharp drum programming. "Sunrays" is a sweeter affair loaded with cascading synth delights, and "Angelic Whispers" takes things even deeper with an ambient-leaning palette. "Focusyn" is another mellow reflection, but this time there's a greater emphasis on crafty rhythms to offset the melancholy of the pads.
Review: The original Adventures in Techno Soul compilation was released back in 1996 with remixes of Ferox tracks from the likes of Derrick Carter, Carl Craig and Kenny Dixon Jr. A full 16 year's after its follow up "Further Adventures in Techno Soul" comes this 8 track album of new and unreleased material on double vinyl from 8 different and exciting artists. Ferox is proud to welcome established and respected producers such as Fred P and Germany's Move D to the roster, as well as a welcome return from Affie Yusuf, Nebraska and Bush Funk (Steve O'Sullivan and Winlord X) who were last seen on Soma Records back in 1996. The label is also proud to introduce two new artists, Darren Harris and Spain's Hoax Believers who alongside label boss Russ Gabriel round off this package of soulful electronica. This album is not available as a digital release.